Expanding World of Electronic Gaming
computer chip has done wonders for the gaming industry.
games can be played without supervision, and are programmed
to give the casino a solid edge, while baiting players
to put in more and more coins for bigger and bigger
jackpots. games like video online poker games have
exploded in popularity, with large areas of casinos
devoted to them. All casinos need in the way of personnel
are change persons and mechanics, plus a supervisory
Even the use of floor people is optional, since no
disputes will arise between a human dealer and a player.
Change persons may also become redundant in the near
future, as most machines now take cash directly. What
happens is this: suppose you sit down at a video online
poker games machine and you don't see a change person
around and the nearest cashier is at the other end
of the casino. Not to worry. You simply take a $20
bill from your wallet or purse and slide it into the
machine. If you're playing a 25-cent machine, eighty
credits will flash on the screen, and you can go ahead
and play. This helps you and the casino.
It helps you because you can play at a much faster
rate with credits, rather than constantly pushing
in five coins at a time and waiting for a winner so
you can get some credits to play off. With credits,
all you have to do is touch the maximum credits button
and the cards flash on the screen. This also aids
the casinos because the faster the play, the more
money they make. The customer waiting for a change
person is an irritated gambler, as well as one who
isn't playing a machine.
|Naked Ace Raisers
people think it's correct to raise under the gun or
in early position with hands like A-9 or A-8 suited.
They may be serving the larger purpose of bullying
the table, or they may think their foes won't fight,
but they are, in this instance at least, out ahead
of their hands. They're hoping that their early position
raise will make their hand seem stronger than it is,
and allow them to steal the pot on any scary flop.
We label these players naked ace raisers, or NARs,
and devise a strategy to deal with them accordingly.
First, recognize that NARs don't make early position
raises with naked aces only. They may be pushing middle
pairs, or Q-J suited, or some other substandard hand.
In most cases they're counting on their own post-flop
aggression to carry the day. Knowing this, vary your
play by simply calling with hands you might otherwise
three-bet. Assume that you have the best hand (unless
and until circumstances suggest otherwise). From here
you can flat-call many flops and take the pot away
on the turn. Since your enemy is out ahead of his
hand, he often can't afford to follow through on his
plan. He was hoping to face no opposition on later
streets, but your strategically placed resistance
thwarts his scheme.